Category Archives: Rajasthan

Inside the Palace of Winds

One of the most impressive architectural highlights of our trip to Rajasthan was a visit to the prominent Hawa Mahal, centrally located within the old city walls of Jaipur.  In 1799, the Rajput ruler – Sawai Pratap Singh – commissioned … Continue reading

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Diwali Festivities in Jaipur

During a visit to India in October 2011, we were most fortunate to arrive in Jaipur, Rajasthan just in time for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The origin of this festival can be traced back to the ancient Hindu … Continue reading

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The Mansions of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, is renowned for its narrow lanes lined with ornate sandstone havelis (Hindi हवेली) with intricate latticed facades and carved jharokhas (balconies). Havelis are the beautifully carved medieval mansions built by royal priests and wealthy merchants (Rajputs, Thakurs, Marwaries, … Continue reading

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